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Earth Day tech deals: Gentle on the planet and your wallet

It's Earth Day, which means it's time to look at some eco-friendly tech products that can make your life a little more green without putting a dent in your savings account.The Motorola Renew W233 PhoneThe Motorola Renew W233 Phone is the world's first mobile phone made from plastics from recycled water bottles.

April 21, 2009 by

Speak into your iPhone for fast Google search results

Google continues its efforts to optimize the mobile experience on the iPhone with their new speech recognition search application that will lets iPhone users ask questions verbally and receive back Google search results. This new search functionality will also take advantage of the iPhone location-based technology and sometimes give you back local results. Other recent improvements in Google services include new search results pages optimized for the iPhone and Google Earth for the iPhone.

November 13, 2008 by

ScubaEarth

The ScubaEarth Mobile App allows you to log dives directly from the dive site, connect with your dive buddies and search for dive shops...

May 30, 2014 by PADI Americas

Google's Android approach threatens no less than the personal computer itself

Google is goosing the hen to lay eggs that become more chickens to help remove the chicken and egg conundrum from the mobile marketplace. I sure hope it works because the ramifications could indeed be earth shattering. In one fell swoop, Google and its partners are knocking on the carriers, the closed handsets, Microsoft, and even the PC itself.

November 5, 2007 by

Collect GPS location data with the free Nokia Sports Tracker software

Mobile devices can be used to improve productivity and are essential for keeping you in touch with your business contacts, but you can also use them for entertainment and now for helping manage your daily fitness regime. I was checking out my RSS feeds and saw that All About Symbian posted on the new free Nokia Sports Tracker application suite. Nokia has a similar application in their 5000 Sport device and now are offering it for free to owners of the latest Nokia S60 3rd Edition devices, including most of the Nseries and Eseries models. The Nokia Sport Tracker software allows you to connect your mobile device to a GPS receiver and use it to record location-based data. Speed, distance, and time are stored automatically to your training diary and you can then export your excercise route to Google Earth. The Nokia E-series blog has more details on the application and its usage.

March 14, 2007 by

Motorola Q proves how updating a misbehaving smartphone can be daunting

One of the benefits of doing a long term test with something like a Windows Mobile-based Motorola Q smartphone is that you really get to experience all of its high and low points. Here on ZDNet's Dan and David Show (a weekly podcast), Dan has occasionally asked me why on earth I continue to use the Q given how much I complain about it.

January 4, 2007 by

Hotel Wi-Fi rates slammed

The Good Hotel Guide 2007 has named and shamed hotels that charge the earth for Wi-Fi access, but analysts suggest they may still be good value compared with mobile data roaming charges

October 2, 2006 by

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